Safety Toolbox Talks

Safety Talks with Tips

Date Added Resource Source
All Industries
Jun 2013

Toolbox Talks for OSHA Safety and Health

Toolbox talks, both free and for fee, are available from OSHA Training Services, Inc.

(OSHA Training Services, Inc.)
Nov 2011

Safety Talks to use in your Workplace

Take 10 @ 10 safety topics - Take 10 minutes at in your workplace to talk about safety from Worksafe Western Australia.

(WorkSafe Western Australia)
Feb 2008

Updated Toolbox Meeting Guides from WorkSafe BC - Personal Protective Equipment

WorkSafe BC providesRegular updates to their toolbox meeting guide collection. This link takes you to newest toolbox meeting guides on PPE.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Feb 2008

Updated Toolbox Meeting Guides from WorkSafe BC - Hazardous Materials

WorkSafe BC providesRegular updates to their toolbox meeting guide collection. This link takes you to newest toolbox meeting guides on Hazardous Materials.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Oct 2005

Wyoming Department of Employment – Toolbox Safety Topics

These toolbox tidbits are brief safety topics that can be discussed at your company safety meetings - whether a formal safety meeting, or on the jobsite. Each month a few more additional topics will be added for your use. Promote safety within your company by discussing the toolbox tidbit and how it applies to your workplace.

Oct 2005

Your Health and Safety at Work: Instructor’s Guide to the Modules

The International Labour Organization (ILO) provides this detailed instructor’s guide to teaching health and safety in the workplace and the accompanying 11 modules on topics such as chemicals, noise, ergonomics and more.

Oct 2005

Safety Meeting Presentations

Thirteen safety presentations on general industry safety topics are provided by NC State University and are designed for use in safety meetings. Each presentation is in dialog format with instructional tips.

Oct 2005

Eye Safety Tool Box Talk – Instructor’s Guide

This tool box talk on eye safety, as provided by NIOSH, provides an instructor’s guide and background information on eye safety. It may be supplemented with other materials and samples of the eye protection available at your work site. This discussion is expected to take ~15-30 minutes or more and involve discussion with workers.

Jan 2014

Handouts & Toolbox Talks

CPWR maintains a large collection of toolbox talks. Below are 52 of our newest topics, one for each week of the year, but more topics and talks can be found on our electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health at

Dec 2013

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Toolbox Talks from Electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health (eLCOSH).

Mar 2013

OR-FACE Toolbox Talk Guides

OR-FACE has developed Toolbox Talk Guides to address one of the most common worksite hazards in the State and Nation - construction falls. The first four toolbox talk guides can be downloaded here.

Nov 2011

WorkSafe BC Toolbox Meeting Guides: Overexertion (drywall, flooring, masonry, concrete)

Three new toolbox talks have been added to the WorkSafeBC collection. Their simple format helps supervisors to encourage safe work practices.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jul 2010

Toolbox Meeting Guides - Mobile Equipment

WorkSafe BC provides toolbox meeting guides for a variety of jobs and tasks. The meeting guides on this page address working with mobile equipment.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jan 2007

Safety Meetings Designed for a Roofing Business

Safety Meetings designed for a Roofing Business. With our compliments please print out these pages and use this valuable resource to help your company reduce accidents and comply with federal regulations. (These instructions are provided as guidelines only, and are not intended as a substitute for local, state or federal regulations). Each month we will add another meeting.

(Roofers Coffee Shop)
Oct 2005

Construction Tool Box Talks - A year's worth of weekly safety meeting subjects

Topics included here are intended to help in having a viable Safety Committee by providing a quick reference guide to build on to accomplish both these important tasks. The materials provided here are provided with the permission of Contractors Insurance Service, Inc. and Mr. Ned Devereaux.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
Oct 2005

Tailgate Training for California Construction Workers

Click below to see individual topics (in both English and Spanish) from LOHP's curriculum, Tailgate Training for California Construction Workers. The book can help construction foremen and other trainers conduct effective safety training sessions on the job. It includes detailed Training Guides on 14 construction- related topics. There are also 14 matching Checklists on related Cal/OSHA regulations.

Other Industry-Specific
Aug 2008

6-Minute Safety Talk (Woodworking)

WorkSafeBC has created a series of 6-minute safety talks for students in apprenticeship programs. They're designed to be given at the beginning of a class - or anywhere else they fit into the schedule. This site provides access to talks for Woodworking, along with access to talks for Automotive, Culinary Arts, Hair Styling, and Plumbing programs.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Aug 2008

Heat Hazards in Agriculture: A guide for employees to carry out tailgate training for workers (PDF)

This new training guide provided by the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) helps employers plan how to prevent heat illness among the crew and provide training to workers. The training guide is available in English and Spanish, and includes complete instructions for teaching workers about heat hazards along with checklists, factsheets, and additional resources. -

May 2007

Agricultural Tailgate Safety Training Module: Sun Exposure (PDF)

Trainer’s module to learn the possible outcomes of overexposure to the sun, and how to prevent overexposure as provided by the Ohio state University Extension.

(Ohio State University Extension)
May 2007

Tailgate Safety Training for Landscaping and Horticultural Services (PDF)

This training module, provided by the Ohio State University Extension, provides information for trainers and supervisors on sun exposure hazards in the landscaping industry.

(Ohio State University Extension)
Oct 2005

Agricultural Tailgate Training Safety

Short, frequent, safety training sessions keep safety in the forefront of employees daily routine. The training components consist of 85 short modules, and a Trainer's Manual. All materials are available in English and Spanish. This project is funded in whole or in part through a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and presented by the Great Lakes Center for Agricultural Safety and Health.

(Ohio State University)